It can get pretty tricky scoring an old movie you love and have seen many times. You have to find a way to separate the nostalgia from the film itself. In the case of Shawshank, it’s simply one of the classics. The acting, writing, score, pacing, heart, tension; it all comes together effortlessly, and the legendary Deakins makes it all look beautiful.
This movie is legit! I'll just second Seans review.